Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Tour and Guest Post Forged by G.A. Regla

Title:   Forged (Fragments of Me #1)
Author:  G.A. Regla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  14 February 2014
Cover Designed by:  Whispering Words Graphics
Review Tour organized by: Into the Night Reviews


What happens when the lines of love and friendship are blurred?

After discovering a heart shattering secret Elora Gerent collects the fragments of her life, and returns home in hopes of finding a way to put them all together. What she didn't expect to find was her sexy playboy neighbor Thane.
Thane has shards of his own that he's left with to reassemble. Never did he imagine that the wholesome girl next door would make him even want to try. On the Eve of his fourth deployment a hope is crushed and they part on bad terms.

When a dreaded phone call reaches Elora she realizes that the frame is aways bigger than its picture.

Will Thane and Elora remain fragments of who they are, or will they forge the shattered shards?


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I'm a wife, mother and healthcare worker who is currently having a secret love affair with Starbucks coffee and Marble Loaf cake, we meet at least three times a week.

I'm also a crazy cat lady, I have two sphynx cats (yes the cats that have no hair) Sir Butterton Nugs & Le Sheik Meeko (aka The Booboo and the Meekee)




If I could choose any moment to instantly vaporize it would be now. Hell, I’d settle for a teleportation beam to Mars. Maybe right before death by suffocation, I would be acquainted with the god of war himself, Ares.

Just then, I felt a warm arm circle around my waist and I was pulled up next to a body carved from a slab of stone. When I turned to look, it was my neighbor. “Hey baby.” Leaning against me, he set a gallon of milk into my basket and then kissed me before I could speak. It wasn’t a quick peck on the lips; no he cradled his hands on either side of my face, pressed his lips softly against my own, nibbled on my lip and caressed my tongue with his. Wow! Ask and you shall receive. After a moment, he looked up as if oblivious to the fact that we were not alone. “Friends of yours?”

The Writing Process

When I have to write anything the most daunting thing is starting with a blank page, of course you can't really start anywhere else, but I would imagine a lot happens before you put 'pen to paper' (so to speak!) when you're writing a book.  Can you tell us about your writing process? 
- what are your key or critical steps in converting an idea to a finished product?
To be quite honest I just sit down and write. Several friends refer to my style of writing as free writing. Once the character has taken up residence in my brain it just progresses from there. Sometimes I can write out chapters at a time, while other times I go days or even weeks without ever opening my laptop.
- does every idea/concept develop into something?  If not, what percentage would you keep?
Most of the time yes, but not always I would say 90% of my ideas don’t change while 10% does, but the 10% usually drives me crazy for several days.
- are there rituals/'must haves' for your writing process?
Yes and no. I only write at night usually between the hours of 11pm and 2am, and my writing time is usually accompanied by a snack and a can of coke. Strangely enough Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are my most inspirational nights of the week to write.

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